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Thursday, June 16, 2022
The first few years of a child’s life play a crucial role in long-term life success. It is during this time that children discover how to learn and interact with others and their surroundings. At Zein, we believe children learn best through their own curiosity and discovery, so we focus on ensuring we create an environment rich in diverse learning opportunities that support their development. Learning to learn Our teachers know that children learn in different ways. To support successful,... Read More
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe, tried and approved by the chefs and children of Zein!  These delicious oatmeal cookies taste as good as they smell!   Ingredients for 24 cookies:  3 cups of oatmeal flour or oatmeal flocks 2 eggs 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 cup of butter, softened 4 big bananas  Method: Preheat your oven at 190°C and line a baking tray with parchment/baking paper.  Start by mashing the bananas in a large bowl.  Add the eggs, the vanilla extract, and then the... Read More
Summer Scavenger hunt for priamry school children
Saturday, May 21, 2022
There are plenty of creative ways to spend time in nature! Try this fun scavenger hunt in your neighborhood or a local park and you're guaranteed a fun afternoon!  Click the below poster to enlarge. 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Fruity Froyo Recipe, tried and approved by the chefs and children of Zein!  Healthy, fruity and delicious, this frozen yoghurt will help the entire family cool down on a hot summer's day!  Ingredients:  500g apples (or any other frozen fruit) 500g natural yoghurt  A pinch of cinnamon A squeeze of lemon juice  Method:  Prepare the fruits by cutting the apples (or other fruit) into small pieces, making sure to add a little lemon juice so they don't go brown.  Freeze overnight.  Put... Read More
Learning about ourselves at daycare
Thursday, March 31, 2022
In the last month of the quarter, the learning journey of the day care children was guided by the theme 'My Amazing Self'. Our confidence grew as we learned about our characteristics, emotions, and abilities... And those who make us happy: our family and friends!    In the first week, we learned about 'The Amazing Me'. During one of the activities, children got creative and made a beautiful self-portrait. As they looked into the mirror, their teachers asked questions about the colour of their... Read More
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Does your child have questions about what is happening in Ukraine?   As reports on the shocking and saddening events in Ukraine fill news channels and conversations, feelings of anxiety and fear may arise in children, too. This article aims to offer parents support in answering questions from the youngest members of their family about the images and information they are exposed to. Talking about the war - a good idea?  Often parents are unsure about raising sensitive topics with their child(... Read More
Monday, February 28, 2022
During February, our children at the Maples Day Care got to learn about ''Earth and Space'', our theme of the month. We discovered that there is so much to learn about space and the different planets as our teachers created an environment rich in diverse learning opportunities.  The first week was all about 'Our Planet Earth'. We focussed on teamwork and sharing as we created a big Earth collage using recycled materials. As we were really proud of what we made, our collage went straight to... Read More
Thursday, January 27, 2022
During the month of January, The Maples children  have explored the theme “The World I Live In“.  Each week throughout January, we have discovered at a different topic related to the monthly theme. To start the New Year, we chose to “Welcome 2022''. The children had an amazing time celebrating the start of the New Year together with their friends and teachers. We learned about different kinds of ways people celebrate at this time of year, then put our knowledge into practice at the craft table... Read More
The Estate International childcare Location The Hague
Monday, January 24, 2022
We are excited to share The Hague International Centre's 'Relocating to The Hague' video which shows why The Hague is such a great place to live and work for internationals. From career opportunities to charming neighbourhoods, and from international education to leisure activities. The video exhibits what the city has the offer and how The Hague International Centre can help with your relocation. You might spot a familiar Zein location in the video, too! The Estate, our flagship location,... Read More
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
At the end of the year, we look back at what we're thankful for, as well as to the new year. Although we are still living in uncertain times, we have enjoyed so many precious moments with the children in our care throughout the year, and there are many achievements for us to celebrate and fond memories for us to look back on. In early 2021, we opened our first bilingual (Dutch-English) After School Care groups at The Estate, Benoordenhout, and extended our popular bilingual Day Care provision... Read More